WATCH: Hollywood actor Timothy Olyphant on living in Davao

MANILA, Philippines — Primetime Emmy Award winner Timothy Olyphant, star of the Drew Barrymore-starrer “Santa Clarita Diet,” shared during the series’ season.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarMar 14th, 2018

WATCH: Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant say ‘Mahal ko kayo’

MANILA, Philippines — Hollywood stars Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant expressed how much they love their Filipino fans during the season 2 red carpet pre.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Hollywood actress Drew Barrymore in town to promote Netflix series

Hollywood royalty Drew Barrymore and actor Timothy Olyphant are currently in the country to promote their deliriously bloody, entertaining series “Santa Clarita Diet” which is now on its second seasonThe post Hollywood actress Drew Barrymore in town to promote Netflix series appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant overwhelmed with Manila fans

The Hollywood stars graced the Manila premiere of their hit Netflix series, 'Santa Clarita Diet.'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

Where to watch the Oscars

The best of Hollywood movies will be honored this morning in Los Angeles (Sunday night in the US) with live coverage available on Philippine cable TV. Streaming live on HBO starting 7:30 am is the traditional Oscar red carpet with HBO Asia’s social media crew and actor and host Utt Panichkul in charge of interviews. [...] The post Where to watch the Oscars appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 4th, 2018

WATCH: Hollywood actor James Marsden on what he loves about the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — James Marsden, who rose into stardom by playing Scott Summers or Cyclops in “X-Men” films, visited Manila on February 6 to mark Interna.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2018

Myanmar’s great hope fails to live up to expectations – The Guardian

The script called for the lead actor, a Nobel prize winner, to seize control of a country, bring peace where there was conflict and prosperity where there was poverty. A nation emerging from years of military dictatorship was to become a beacon of hope not only for its cowed population but also for much of a fractured and turbulent south-east Asia. But like many political dramas – especially over the past 12 months – the script has not been followed by Myanmar and its de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. Now, a year since one of the world’s most famous prisoners of conscience came to power in the specially created position of state counsellor, the talk is not of progress. Instead, it is of drastically escalating ethnic conflicts that have simmered and sporadically exploded for decades; a new Rohingya Muslim insurgency that has prompted an army crackdown some say may amount to crimes against humanity; a rash of online defamation cases that have fostered a panic over freedom of speech; and a repressive legal framework that allowed the generals to jail so many still being in place. And all the while, Aung San Suu Kyi is accused of remaining mostly silent, doggedly avoiding the media. Many who led the campaign [to free her] were on the liberal side. I think she’s closer to a Margaret Thatcher. Interviews by the Guardian with more than a dozen diplomats, analysts and current and former advisers reveal frustrations with a top-down government struggling to cope with immense challenges. Aung San Suu Kyi’s questionable leadership style, her inability or unwillingness to communicate a vision, and her reluctance to speak out against the persecution of minorities have raised the question of whether the popular narrative is misplaced. And although some defend her, saying it takes time to right the wrongs of decades, others see a fundamental misunderstanding of the woman herself. “Many of the people who led the campaign [to free Aung San Suu Kyi] … were more on the liberal side of the spectrum,” one diplomat put it. “I think she’s closer to a Margaret Thatcher.” It’s a stark contrast to the Aung San Suu Kyi who, during 15 years of house arrest at her lakeside villa on University Avenue in Yangon, stood on rickety tables and delivered speeches about human rights over the gate. “And she was electric,” said David Mathieson, a longtime Myanmar researcher for Human Rights Watch who is now an independent consultant. “She was funny. She was informative. She was principled … And I think it’s lamentable that she’s not doing the equivalent of that now.” Five hours north by car from Yangon, Myanmar’s dystopian capital Naypyidaw stands surrounded by densely forested mountains. It is here, in the so-called Abode of Kings supposedly built to insulate Myanmar’s generals from attack, amid a landscape of deserted 20-lane highways and grandiose hotels, that Aung Sun Suu Kyi lives her life in power. The 71-year-old is a disciplined ruler. Her habit, established during imprisonment, is to wake before dawn and meditate in the house she shares with her pet dog and a small retinue of maids. She has breakfast with an adviser, often Kyaw Tint Swe, a former ambassador who spent decades defending the junta’s actions. An aide, Win Htein, says Aung San Suu Kyi eats very little. “The amount of food she is taking is like a kitten,” he said. “She doesn’t eat carbohydrates. Fruit and vegetables. No pork, or mutton, or beef. Only fish.” Her few indulgences include a vast wardrobe of luxurious silk longyis and evening film viewings, musicals being her favourite. Win Htein recently gave her a copy of La La Land. But mostly she works. And there is a lot of work. As well as state counsellor – a position created to get around the military-drafted constitution that bars her from the presidency – she is foreign minister, minister of the president’s office and chair of numerous committees. Widely described as a micromanager, she pores over documents after hours. A source close to the attorney general’s office says she asks to see a copy of every draft bill before it is submitted to parliament. Ministers routinely pass decisions upwards. “The problem is there are no policymakers in her cabinet,” said Burmese political analyst Myat Ko. People who know her say Aung San Suu Kyi inspires both devotion and fear. She is variously described as charming and charismatic, and sharp and authoritarian. “She feels like a real leader,” one diplomat said. “Intelligent, quick-witted, quite funny.” At the same time, he added: “I would say that she has appeared to be very keen to be the sole decision-maker to have no chance of establishing rival power centres.” Echelons above her subordinates in stature, the state counsellor is often depicted as living in a bubble, surrounded by a cabal of advisers who are too nervous to convey hard truths. A Yangon-based analyst working on the peace process said bad news often does not reach her. “In meetings, she is dismissive, dictatorial – in some cases, belittling,” said a senior aid worker who, like many others interviewed for this story, insisted on anonymity because he works with the administration. The government, he said, has become “so centralised, there is complete fear of her”. This is not the administration many hoped for when the National League for Democracy (NLD) took over the government [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsMar 31st, 2017

Why are Vice Ganda and LGBT celebrities selling makeup like never before

  When he first burst onto the scene, Vice Ganda and his flamboyant, larger-than-life personality caught the attention of Filipinos drawn to spectacle. It was the actor, comedian and TV host's self-deprecating humor, however, that endeared him to the masses and made him more approachable, something akin to a gay best friend. His antics on his TV show and blockbuster movies may have seemed outre and even off-putting to some, but viewers continued to watch, transfixed. Last October, Vice whose real name is Jos Marie Viceral, was introduced as the face of Vice Cosmetics, a range of lipsticks with catchy names such as Kavogue (deep wine), Tarush (red), Havey (raspberry red)...Keep on reading: Why are Vice Ganda and LGBT celebrities selling makeup like never before.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

WATCH: Michael V. shares how he comes up with new jokes

The actor, rapper, novelty hit maker and family man shared what keeps him inspired through the years......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

WATCH: Generals ‘Emilio Aguinaldo,’ ‘Gregorio del Pilar’ hold Independence Day march

Actor Paulo Avelino and the rest of the cast of his upcoming movie "Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral" stole the spotlight of the Independence Day celebration at the Quirino Grandstand......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Celebrated Kalinga tattoo artist Apo Whang-od to receive NCCA award

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is set to grant the revered "manwhatok" (tattooist) Apo Whang-od Oggay the 2018 Dangal ng Haraya Award for Intangible Cultural Heritage. The formal awarding ceremonies will take place at the Kalinga Capitol Plaza, Tabuk, Kalinga, on June 25, 5 p.m. In a special resolution during its meeting last May 2 in Davao City, the NCCA board chaired by National Artist for Literature Virgilio Almario recognized Whang-od as one of the oldest living traditional whatok (tattoo) practitioners of the Kalinga community. In the resolution, the NCCA recognizes Whang-od "as a living vessel of a traditional practice, [who] deserves honor and ac...Keep on reading: Celebrated Kalinga tattoo artist Apo Whang-od to receive NCCA award.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

WATCH: Richard Yap shows how he spends Sundays with family in first vlog

What's a day in the life of heartthrob Richard Yap? He may be an actor and a hunk, but Yap proved that he is an all-around father who likes to spend his weekends with family. This he showed on his first vlog posted on his Richard Yap Youtube channel last Wednesday, May 30. In the maiden vlog post, Yap starts his day riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, and is joined by his gang of fellow bikers. He later joins his family for lunch at Rockwell, Makati City. The family revealed several facts about themselves, such as they bond over coffee and eating. At one point, Yap's wife Melody added "diet," to which the actor joked: "Kaya kami nagda-diet so we can eat." (We go on a diet s...Keep on reading: WATCH: Richard Yap shows how he spends Sundays with family in first vlog.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

Duterte tells Sison: If talks fail, let’s resume violent war President Rodrigo Duterte has reiterated his commitment to peace negotiations with communist rebels, but he warned that if the talks fail, it could lead to "violent war." Speaking to reporters on Saturday night before he left for South Korea, Duterte said the presence of armed rebels in Mindanao prevents investors from coming in. He cited Davao as an example. "Hindi muna maka-access doon ngayon kasi magulo (They can't come in because it's chaotic.) So we are trying to find out if we can succeed in the talks with the Communist Party," Duterte said when asked how the Koreans can help the Philippines. Duterte reiterated his invitation ...Keep on reading: Duterte tells Sison: If talks fail, let’s resume violent war.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2018

Actor misses directing

Ricky Davao, who's in the cast of GMA 7's new series "Inday Will Always Love You," on shuttling between acting and directing: "I've been doing a lot of acting projects recently, and I might go back to directing after this show. Sometimes, when I'm on the set, sitting and resting, I would jump out whenever someone called 'Direk!' I always feel they're asking for me!" he related. "When you're an actor, you can take a break when you're not doing any sequences. But when you're the director, you're always up and about, overseeing everyone---the work doesn't stop. That's the part I miss," he added. ---ALLAN POLICARPIO...Keep on reading: Actor misses directing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

Chai Fonacier says her ‘existential crisis’ now over

  Chai Fonacier sings and acts. Sometimes, she writes. She had worked as a radio DJ, as a communications trainer at a call center---"all sorts of stuff." And for a while, she jested, she felt like she was having an "existential crisis." But as more acting projects for film and television started to come, and as her performances started to get recognized, Chai can now say, without second thoughts, that she is an actor. "Back then, when people ask me what I do for a living, I would say that I work for this or that company, and do art on the side. But now I'm grateful that I can finally tell them that this is my profession," Chai told the Inquirer in a recent interview. ...Keep on reading: Chai Fonacier says her ‘existential crisis’ now over.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Neomanila actor, Laude docu win in LA fest

Timothy Castillo (left) and Eula Valdes in 'Neomanila' The Philippines scored two major awards at the recent 34th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, held in Southern California. Tim.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

WATCH: Marlo Mortel takes on Momoland 'Bboom Bboom' dance challenge with song cover

Image: YouTube/Marlo Mortel Actor and singer Marlo Martel did a twist on the 'Bboom Bboom' K-pop dance challenge by doing an English cover song instead. Made popular by K-pop girl group M.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

WATCH: Ryan Reynolds sings as a unicorn on South Korean TV

Actor Ryan Reynolds (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) Who would have known that Ryan Reynolds can sing, too? The 'Deadpool' actor recently sang his heart out on a South Korean t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Hollywood actor Sebastian Stan relaxes by the sea with BOSS

Wearing the new designs, Sebastian Stan spends a relaxed summer by the sea while exploring a new easy mood for the Boss......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Fans torn on 2 big Kpop events happening on June 30

Filipino fans are way passed disbelief when they come face to face on having to choose between seeing their favorite South Korean actor, or watch the highly anticipated comeback concertThe post Fans torn on 2 big Kpop events happening on June 30 appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

WATCH: Duterte attends wake of Aga Muhlach s dad Cheng

Alvaro 'Cheng' Muhlach (middle) with his family. Image: Instagram/@arlenemuhlach President Rodrigo Duterte came to the wake of Alvaro 'Cheng' Muhlach, the father of actor Aga Mu.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018